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Brewing up business - craft beer sees big growth

Pubs may be closing but micro-breweries are booming Credit: ITV Anglia

The business of brewing is booming in our region . New figures show the number of microbreweries is at an all time high.

One such firm is the Nene Valley brewery in Oundle in Northamptonshire.

It now supplies more than 150 pubs with it's English Rose Ale.

Another is the Panther brewery in Reepham in Norfolk.

It's seven beers have already won several awards.

And you can see Matthew Hudson's special report on ITV Anglia at six.

Micro-brewing is ale and hearty says new beer guide

A drinker sups a pint of real ale at last year's Great British Beer Festival Credit: PA

There are more independent breweries in the region than ever, new research has revealed.

The number of breweries in the UK has topped 1,000, the highest figure for over 70 years, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).

The figures have been revealed in the latest edition of the group's Good Beer Guide.

More than 1,000 new pubs are featured in the 2013 Guide, which marks Camra's 40th anniversary, taking the total to 4,500.

The Queen's Head, Newton, Cambridgeshire is one of seven pubs which have appeared in every edition of the guide.

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